the CIS marco polo bazaar. in list form

I spent the first two days of the last month of the year peddling my wares. For the first time in my crafting life, I sold items in a traditional manner. And by traditional, I mean actually meeting my customers during the sales process.  Something new for someone who have always relied on online transactions.

A few things:

1. Quantity – I was not able to sew a lot of merchandise for the bazaar, sadly. And the ones that sold out first were the ones that I thought to make a day before the event. Of course, I was under the impression that I made more than enough. But during the vendors’ briefing, I had a painful realization. “Golly, these are big-time bazaar vendors! They probably have warehouses full of merchandise!” I thought. I wasn’t wrong.

2. Display – The boyfriend and I stressed out about our display. It slipped my mind that the bazaar wasn’t a craft fair and that other vendors didn’t really care about being creative with their booths. In fact, only about a quarter of the vendors gave their display much thought. Not that I regret spending time thinking about the display since I reckon a decent presentation helped attract potential buyers.


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